Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation is a program dedicated to promoting amateur sailing, maritime arts, education, water safety and community improvements. GPYNEF awards college scholarships every year to young sailors who have participated in a DRYA sailing program at any point.

Junior Sailing



New for 2018
Kinder Sailing for Ages 5-6

Kinder Sailing is a new one-week class that will be offered for 5 to 6-year-olds at the GPYC. It will be held from July 15-19, from 9 a.m. until Noon. The cost is $150. This is a perfect sailing introduction for those who love the water but aren’t old enough yet for our Learn to Sail program. Our instructors will use the sailing simulator and the Club’s J/22s to get our smallest sailors comfortable on the water. This session will cover basic sailing concepts and water safety.

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Not Just Any Sailing Program
Living in the Great Lakes State, we know your options for sailing programs are plentiful, but not all are created equal. Here is what sets us apart: a world-class sailing center, US Sailing level one certified staff and curriculum, and top-notch equipment for every sailor.